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2. Weeks 2 & 3 went at a much slower pace as my boyfriend was visiting; he doesn't like my fast-paced organiser attitude. We managed to fit in Table Mountain, Shark Cage Diving for my birthday, the Waterfront, the coast from Cape Town to Camps Bay, the Botanical Gardens/Surfing (I went to the gardens and he went surfing), and wine tasting with cheetah petting (maybe not the best combination).
The highlights were:
Obviously the Shark Cage Diving is a major highlight...for many many reasons. The breakfast before you go is amazing; we stuffed our faces with fibre muffins (my favourite), cereal, pastries, and fruit, followed by numerous sea sickness tablets on the instruction that this was the roughest day this week. We saw 8 Great White Sharks, one was massive. We were the first to dive. The water was so so cold. I only got to dive once, I couldn't bear to sit in a cold wetsuit for an hour while everyone else had a go. A shark came so close you could see its eye staring at us (even though it probably wasn't staring since sharks have worse eye-sight than us), and its fin came in the viewing space in the cage. My boyfriend jumped back on instinct, very funny. And the sea sickness, popping pills did not help. I felt, but my boyfriend really felt it. After the dive he sat on the edge of the boat staring into the water, white as a sheet. I sat watching him as I gobbled down 10 packets of crisps (the only thing that made me feel better). As a shark swam around the boat I couldn't help but think if he passed out and fell overboard , would I be able to save him? Probably not. The way the sharks ripped the bait off the rope and bit into the foam seal decoy I think his survival rate was pretty low.